Communities set to benefit from 97 new projects thanks to council funding

by | 31 December 2020 | Local Charity, Retford

Four projects planned in the Retford community are among 97 projects in Nottinghamshire set to benefit from investment as part of a County Council scheme supporting local projects. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust will receive £16,000 to improve visitor accessibility at Idle Valley Nature Reserve near Retford while Retford Cricket Club’s project to improve pavilion facilities is set to receive £7,675.
St Michael the Archangel’s Church in Retford will receive £10,920 towards installing a new ramp to the church hall to be used by the wider community and East Retford Rugby Union Football Club Ltd have been allocated £19,220 towards the creation of a new clubhouse and to improve access to the grounds by creating a two-way traffic system.
Nottinghamshire County Councillors gave the go ahead to the latest round of Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) funding at a recent Communities and Place Committee meeting.
The Local Improvement Scheme continues to help local communities to be more vibrant and sustainable by providing grants to local organisations which seek to make a difference in the local community and contribute towards making Nottinghamshire an even better place to live, work and visit, particularly in light of these difficult times.
Refurbishments to sports clubs, new outdoor gym and play areas, improving accessibility for library users as well as for visitors to nature reserves and public gardens are among the schemes which aim to improve the quality of life in local communities up and down the county.
This is the final of three annual capital funding rounds as part of the Local Improvement Scheme 2018– 2021. Organisations will spend the funding by the end of December 2021.